Wreaths Fresh and Dried

Fresh and dried wreaths are available to buy, pre-order and for delivery/dispatch. Fresh wreaths are made on a moss and wire base and are covered in generous handfuls of fresh foliage, berries and beautiful seedheads. All the ingredients are from my plot, garden or lightly foraged locally. If the moss is kept damp, the wreath will last weeks and weeks.

Dried wreaths will last for years if kept in a dry place and out of direct sunlight.

All wreaths are delivered free of charge within 6 miles of Oxford and can be dispatched further away. Please contact me to ask for details. All queries and orders should be emailed to:

thedevelopingplot&gmail.com

Fresh Wreaths

Fresh wreaths are roughly 17 inches in diameter and cost £20

Make Your Own Wreath Kits

If you would like to have a go at making your own festive wreath, you have the choice of two separate kits. Each comes with instructions:

A Basic Kit for £10.00: included is a wire base, reel wire, moss and mossing pins. These are all you need to make the base and to attach your own ingredients.

A Get You Started Kit for £15.00: This comes with an already mossed base, mossing pins to attach larger ingredients, and some berries and foliage to make a start before adding more of your own.

Dried Everlasting Wreaths

Upcoming Markets

Sofacoma at Lake St Community Centre, Oxford: 5th December

Wolvercote Community Market at White Hart Pub, Wolvercote: 5th December and 12th December

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Wreaths

Everlasting Wreaths

On damp days and dark nights wreath making goes on apace and the piles of dried summer flowers and foliage are getting lower. Some wreaths have already been carefully packed and posted while others are brightening up my walls waiting for markets. The images below are an example of what is currently available, but wreaths can be made to order with a colour palette chosen by you – just get in touch if you are interested. You can also pre-order fresh wreaths and buy make your own wreath kits – see below.

Free delivery is available if you live within 6 mile of Oxford, otherwise a small charge applies. If you live further away, wreaths and kits can be posted with an extra charge for postage and packing.

Please contact me if you have any queries or if you would like to place an order:

thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

The flowers and foliage on these wreaths are grown (or foraged) and dried by me in a nature friendly way without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

Fresh Wreaths

Available to pre-order now for delivery from 27th November (or to pick up from Wolvercote and South Oxford Community Markets from Sunday 28th November). Fresh wreaths can also be ordered if you live further away with an extra charge for postage and packing.

Fresh Wreath on a 10″ wire frame: £15.00

Fresh Wreath on a 12″ wire frame: £20.00

One of last year’s fresh wreaths with a mixture of fresh foliage and bright berries

Fresh Make Your Own Wreath Kits

If you would like to have a go at making your own festive wreath, you have the choice of two separate kits. Each comes with instructions:

A Basic Kit for £10.00: included is a wire base, reel wire, moss and mossing pins. These are all you need to make the base and to attach your own ingredients

A Get You Started Kit for £15.00: This comes with an already mossed base, mossing pins to attach larger ingredients, and some berries and foliage to make a start before adding more of your own.

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Wreaths: Everlasting and Fresh

All Summer I have been collecting bundles of flowers and foliage from the plot (and my garden) to dry. Now that fresh flower deliveries are over until Spring, I have a small window to get to my stash of everlastings and to make dried wreaths before I start on the fresh, festive ones. It is one of my favourite things to do when (as now) it is raining outside with a battering wind and darkness is coming early and there is time to focus on the glowing brights of the helichrysums and the blue globes of echinops ritro – two among many dried lovelies. Soon it will be berries and crab apples!

All my everlasting wreaths are made from generous handfuls of garden gathered flowers, foliage and grasses. Grown using an organic approach and dried naturally, my flowers have as light an environmental footprint as possible. Each wreath is individual and made on a moss and wire base (either 10 or 12 inches) to which I add layers and layers of beautiful everlastings.

If kept out of bright sunlight in a dry place, my wreaths will last for years and keep their bright loveliness.

As dried flowers can be fragile, each wreath is wrapped very carefully for delivery which is free within 6 miles of Oxford. Wreaths can be packed and posted further afield. It is also possible to request a bespoke wreath in a different size and with a different colour palette. Not a hard sale pitch, but be aware that the number of wreaths available will be quite limited as each wreath takes a lot of material and time to make.

Fresh Wreaths (can be pre-ordered)

An example of a fresh, festive wreath from last year.

These will be available from the end of November and can be pre-ordered for delivery or for pick up at either Sofacoma or Wolvercote community markets from November 28th. Wreaths can also be sent by post if you don’t live locally. More examples to come in a few days on the Fresh Wreath page where there will also be information about DIY Wreath Kits.

Email to order, pre-order and for further details and queries:

thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

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End of Season & Looking Ahead

All the last flowers – glamorous dahlias and chrysanthemums are being saved for a wedding this weekend and then the cut flower season is over until next year. Thank you to everyone who has ordered from me this year – I really appreciate it.

Just a short break though until lovely, dried, everlasting flower wreaths will be available to buy. All Summer, I have been collecting and drying flowers from the plot and all the wreaths will be made from these and locally foraged ingredients.

There will also be fresh, festive wreaths available from late November together with wreath kits and Spring bulbs in pots.

More detail to follow in early November. If you would like to be kept up to date with what will be on offer, please sign up below:

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Flowers & (a Few) Plants for Autumn Planting

Nights are drawing in followed by misty mornings, but there are still plenty of flowers. Now the temperature is perfect for dahlias and the last flush of roses. These and the soft tones of michaelmas daisies are giving the plot a lovely glow.

September and October are perfect months to plant hardy perennials to enable them to establish in the still warm soil and to grow strong roots before the Spring. Lots of planting in the plot and garden this week, but not enough room for everything I have grown on and so there are a small selection of plants available to buy. See below.

Cafe au Lait dahlia

Deliveries of flowers and plants are available this Friday, Saturday and early Sunday afternoon.

Please email me if you would like flowers or plants delivered or if you would like to pre-order and pick up from Sofacoma Market(Lake St, Oxford) this Sunday morning from 10.00am until midday. Delivery is free with a minimum order of £7.50 within 6 miles of Oxford.

Email: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Hardy Perennial Plants

All these are in leaf now and will flower next year.

Geum Scarlet Tempest: a red/orange/apricot geum which is reliable, pretty and loved by pollinating insects. This variety likes to be planted in part shade, but can tolerate sun too. It grows to around 45 cms and will flower in Spring and also Autumn if cut back. Lovely for the front of a border or threaded through other plants. £3.50 a litre pot; £5.00 a 2 litre pot.

Eryngium Planum: a striking blue, bee friendly plant which is great for cutting as well as in the garden border. Can be planted in part sun, part shade and will reach 45cms – 60cms. £3.50 a litre pot.

Scabiosa columbaria ochroleuca: my favourite plant of this year, it adds a lovely gentle creamy yellow to the border. Small, delicate flowers wave on tall, wiry stems up 80cms . It attracts insects too and gently self seeds. A beautiful plant which is fully hardy. £3.00 a litre pot.

Flower Prices:

Small jam jar: £7.50

Pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: start at £15.00 (with at least 30 stems)

Buckets: start at £20.00 for lovely, garden-gathered flowers to arrange yourself. Makes a great present. Each bucket contains at least 40 stems of what’s growing best at the plot that week and will include show stoppers like roses and a variety of supporting act flowers such as cosmos and asters. A small number of grasses and seed heads are often included to provide movement and interest.

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Flowers from Thursday 16th September

After a short break, deliveries of jars, bouquets and buckets of lovely, local flowers are back from this Thursday. The stars of the show this week are dahlias in a range of colours from the subtle and fashionable Cafe au Lait to showstopping red globes. Supporting acts include asters, cosmos and rudbeckia while there is lots of texture available from grasses and seed heads. There are roses too carrying on their second flush.

Delivery is free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £7.50

Please email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

A day’s notice is helpful, but not always needed.

Seasonal flowers

Flower prices

A small jam jar: £7.50

A pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: start at £15 (with a minimum of 30 stems)

Buckets: start at £20.00 for lovely, garden-gathered flowers to arrange yourself. Makes a great present. Each bucket contains at least 40 stems of what’s growing best at the plot that week and will include show stoppers like roses and a variety of supporting act flowers such as cosmos and asters. A small number of grasses and seed heads are often included to provide movement and interest.

This week, you might notice there is a price rise for a small jar and this is because the cost of seed and compost have almost doubled over the last year. With at least 15 stems of what’s doing best at the plot, I hope it is still very good value.

Upcoming Markets:

The next market will be SOFACOMA at the South Oxford Community Centre, Lake St, Oxford 26th September.

If you are a customer there and have jars or buckets to return, I would very gratefully reuse them!

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Homesown on Holiday

No deliveries until the week starting Monday, 13th September as we are taking a week’s break.

Next Market: Sofacoma Market on Sunday, September 19th. Hope to see you there.

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Deliveries start again from August 30th

A few days holiday before deliveries start again next week. Lots of flowers looking good including: a second flush of roses and delphiniums, the start of the dahlias and lots of the glamorous acidenthera. Everything comes from the garden or the plot and plants are grown in a chemical free way that is beneficial to insects and wildlife.

All deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6.00.

Please send any orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm.

Seasonal flowers from the plot

Prices

Small jam jar: £6.00

Pickle Jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00 upwards

Buckets of flowers: £20 upwards. Each bucket contains a mixture of focal flowers, supporting flowers with foliage and grasses.

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Lovely, Local Sustainable Flowers Available for Delivery

Roses, scabious and achillea are just a few of the flowers still at their best while asters, cosmos and other new flowers are coming into bloom. A day’s notice for your order is helpful, but not always needed. Deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6.00.

Email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Jam Jar: £6.00

Pickle Jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00, £20.00 & £30 (or bespoke size anywhere inbetween – just ask)

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 – £40.00 (a £20 bucket will contain at least 45 stems and a £40 bucket 90 stems). Each bucket always contains a mix of beautiful focal flowers such as roses and a wide variety of ‘supporting act’ flowers’ such as cornflowers, astrantia, nigella and others. There will also be an interesting mix of foliage and seedheads.

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Homesown – on holiday!

Taking a week’s break from orders and deliveries from now until Monday, 9th August, but if you would like to pre-order flowers for any time after this date, just email me at the address below:

thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

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